Thursday, September 29, 2016

Upcoming Student Leadership Conference with Global Vision

The Regional Round Table series provide young Canadians (aged 16-25) with unique opportunities to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to excel in the global economy while increasing their knowledge of and attachment to Canada¹s rich heritage. This Round Table will be an exciting opportunity for your students to:

·      build their leadership and entrepreneurial skills;
·      connect with leaders from business, government, education and community;
·      work with their peers from across the region to develop innovative solutions to local challenges;
·      become eligible for summer work opportunities with Global Vision and Parks Canada

More details, a draft agenda, and the registration portal can be found online at

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Exploravision competition

Last year we had one team enter this North American competition.  It would be awesome if we had a few more students forming groups and challenge themselves!

Visit for ideas and help.  If your group decides to enter the competition, let me know and I will enter your team members.  Deadline is February 6, 2017.

Applied Health Sciences - Waterloo

Kinesiology Lab Days, Brain Bee,  Anatomy Workshop and a whole lot more are back @ University of Waterloo!!!  

Please check out for more information, add or follow them on Twitter @UW_Unlimited

Upcoming 2016-17 Programs

Waterloo Unlimited is a unique, transdisciplinary high school enrichment program at the University of Waterloo.  Rather than focusing on enrichment in a particular subject, each Waterloo Unlimited experience revolves around a different transdisciplinary theme.  Each theme draw from U of W's six faculties: Arts, Applied Health Sciences, Engineering, Environment, Mathematics, and Science.

Grade 12: Road Map to Research (November 16-18, 2016)

A pre-university experience including an introduction to reading academic papers, explore new discoveries with professors, and engage with student researchers.
Program fee: $350 (includes meals; HST)
Supervised hotel accommodation: $200
Application deadline: Friday, October 7, 2016

Grade 11: Theme of "Design" (March 13-17, 2017)

Spend a week exploring the theme of "Design", from engineering and the environment, to science fiction and virtual reality.
Program fee: $550 (includes meals, HST)
Supervised hotel accommodation: $330
Application deadline: Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Grade 10: Theme of "Change" (May 14-18, 2017)

Students consider the perspectives of scientists, engineers, writers, and philosophers as they examine the dynamics of change in technology, society, politics, environment, etc.
Program fee: $550 (includes meals, HST)
Supervised residence accommodation: $180
Application deadline: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Canada World Youth

A leader in developing international educational programs where young people learn through experience. For more than 30 years, Canada World Youth has built ties with partners from around the globe.

Check out their website:

Enrichment Program at the University of Waterloo

Waterloo has numerous enrichment opportunities for high school students throughout the 2016-17 school year.

Here is a list of the topics:
Computer Science
Health Sciences

Please browse thru their website <-- click on link, and let me know if you are interested in one or more of them.

Monday, September 12, 2016

SHAD applications!!

GRADE 10, 11 AND 12 students:

SHAD is seeking high achieving students interested in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) with incredible intellect, drive, initiative and creativity, who are seeking an enrichment experience. 

The program runs from July 2 to July 28, 2017.

The on-line application is due by November 28th.  Click on the link.

The admission process is competitive. The application takes into consideration both academic results and extra-curricular participation. Please review the application requirements below before starting the online application. 

Come see or contact Mr Pearce for assistance in applying to SHAD